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Making food packaging safer with alternatives to toxic chemicals
Consumers in Washington may soon see safer food packaging. We published a report identifying alternatives with fewer toxic chemicals.
Community concern inspires research to expand consumer product categories
This month, the Safer Products for WA program submitted our list of eleven consumer products in a report to the Legislature.
Safer Choice: Because you shouldn’t need a PhD to know what’s safe
You shouldn’t need a PhD in toxicology to buy cleaning products. But long, confusing ingredient lists on common household products leave most consumers wondering what is safe to use in their homes.
Product Replacement Program helps businesses tackle toxics
Last year, Ecology’s Product Replacement Program helped more than 30 dry cleaners transition to safer cleaning methods. Now, we’re determining which toxic chemical we should help replace next.
Women in Science: Arati Kaza

Chemist Arati Kaza is our quality assurance officer and this month's woman in science.

Testing for toxics

New testing by our product testing team found chemicals that could be toxic in children’s products.

Tackling Toxics: PCB problem requires creative solutions
We stopped using polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 35 years ago, yet it continues to contaminate almost every water body in Washington.
Tackling Toxics: Flame Retardants

Evidence is mounting that shows flame-retarding chemicals don’t effectively slow fires and have negative health effects, yet consumer products widely contain these chemicals.